I am making the Pearl Buck Swing Jacket from Interweave Knits Winter 2005. I started it Wednesday night during a condo association board meeting (the members passed a resolution that I could knit during meetings so that I would join!) So it didn’t have my full attention. Then I continued to work on it for about 30 min in the morning and another 30 minutes in the evening during my commute on public transit. Again, a bit more distracting than sitting alone in the living room.
At first I was certain I had done something wrong, but as the pattern emerged, I thought I might have dodged a bullet - it looked right. And it was very fun to make.
Yesterday was a glorious sunny but not too hot day, but I decided to stay home and knit instead of go ride my horse. And at about 6 pm, I discovered the mistake. It first required me to frog back about 17 rows (of 177 sts, so a lot of frogging!) That took me back to where I had been Thursday. Then I had to move two columns of stockinette over one stitch, so had to frog just that column down 14 rows and pull it back up again - and the column that had been stockinette had to be turned into alternating 3 rows purl, 3 rows knit. So that all took about 2 hours.
It would have been much better had I just gone to ride the horse, came home, sat down with my knitting at 8pm and realized the problem before working on it for 4 hours…but then I’m not sure how I would have realized the problem until I reached a certain point in the pattern.
And that is why knitting is such a cruel mistress. Humbling, but I keep coming back for more!
On the bright side, I learned the Russisan Join, what a lot of fun that is.